Saturday, 14 February 2009

Foam party

Take a look at this photo....


.....You may be forgiven for thinking at first that there is a fog bank rolling in towards you but no. I noticed this from the other side this morning whilst dropping the Queer one into work and had the good fortune of a red light on the way back so that i could photograph it. It appears to be the latest craze sweeping Newport, to put soap or shampoo or washing powder, i don't know what they use in the fountains outside Newport Leisure Centre. This happened back last year and i thought "what a bunch of little twats" then i read the local reports in the Argus and they were saying things like "what mindless individuals could do such a thing?" you know the sort, making it sound like they had hung a one week old puppy from a lamp post using razor wire. Then i thought, as much as i hate the little shits that roam the streets causing havoc, that these kids were definitely not "mindless". Anyone who can come up with fountains + soap = one big fucking mess is definitely not "mindless" then i started to laugh at the big fuss that was being made and then laugh even harder at the thought of those kids nearly wetting themselves laughing while trying to run away from it. It's only the sort of thing i would have got up to when i was a kid had we had fountains in the town centre then. Apart from the cleaning up there was no real harm done and at least for about five minnutes, they weren't mugging old ladies or stealing car stereos.

5 comments:

GrumpyOldTwat said...

I'm with you Screech.

Definitely would have been a good alternative to 'door bell ringing' when I was a lad.

Fucking bring it on!

Screech said...

at the end of the day, it's a big two fingers to authority, now don't get me wrong, i do believe that discipline and authority are needed even (especially)in these weird and wonderful times, but discipline and authority DO have to go hand in hand with actually loving and caring about those to whom it is directed. There is a distinction to be made between discipline & authority and abuse of position. What was done in the case of the fountains is just a modern take on teenage rebellion, as with any society, i would be extremely worried if teens didn't find something to rebel against.

Dillinger737 said...

I used to be a lifeguard at a pool when I was younger. There was a spa pool (basically a 10' x 20' hottub). We poured an entire bottle of dish soap in it one night. When they turned on the jets the next morning it filled the room the spa was in half way up the walls before anybody noticed. The pool was shut down for 2 days while they drained it and rinsed all the soap free. It was wrong but it was terribly funny.

Screech said...

Dillinger, wish i was there to have seen that, i probably would have drowned laughing.

Screech said...

Incidentally, with regards to the youtube video i linked to, apparently my younger half-brother is one of the guys in said video, though i can't verify this as i only have my other half-brothers' word to go on.